Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Bangladesh

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5S from a Bangladeshi power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type D power adapter, how to power the iPhone 5S using a Type G USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5S using a Europlug Type C USB plug

Bangladeshi power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Bangladesh the following instructions show how to power your iPhone 5S by using their standard Type G, C, D or K 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Bangladesh from a different region ensure that your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying at a city like Dhaka or Chittagong we recommend reading the Bangladeshi Wikipedia page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Bangladesh

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Bangladesh?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Bangladesh.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Bangladesh?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5S the best international travel adapter for Bangladesh to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Bangladeshis use four different types of power outlets (G, C, D and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Bangladeshi trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Bangladesh.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Bangladesh?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power your iPhone 5S with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S using the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPhone 5S with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from the Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Bangladeshi power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using the Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type K power adapter to power the iPhone 5S with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from the Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Firstly insert the Type K USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle pattern for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Bangladeshi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - Bangladeshi Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters